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Wide receiver PPR rankings for Week 9 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR wide receivers going in Week 9 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

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If we learned anything in Week 8, it’s almost certainly that AJ Brown is no longer sick with food poisoning. He had a slow start to the season, clocking his first top-24 performance of the year in Week 6 against the Bills. He’s scored 27 and 31.5 PPR points respectively in his last two weeks and will continue on a tear into Week 9.

Also elite? Tyreek Hill, Cooper Kupp, DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett who all clocked top-12 weeks. The biggest surprise at the wideout position in Week 8 was almost certainly Colts WR Michael Pittman who ranked as the overall WR2 with his line for 10/86/2. He’s scored a touchdown in three of his last four games and has just two games in 2021 with fewer than 59 receiving yards. Not too shabby.

Now that we’ve highlighted the good, it’s time to get into some of the bad before prepping you with a couple of Week 9 streamers to carry you through to Week 10.

Injury news

Davante Adams was out in Week 8 on Thursday Night Football due to testing positive for COVID-19. He remains on the list for now and his status is uncertain for Sunday.

Jets WR Corey Davis could potentially return from his hip injury in Week 9. He’s on a short week as they play the Colts on Thursday Night Football, but he hasn’t yet been ruled out.

The Giants injury problems continue. Kenny Golladay missed Week 9 with a knee injury, while both Sterling Shepard (quad) and Kadarius Toney (hand) both left Monday Night Football early with injuries.

Antonio Brown continues to manage an ankle injury with a well-timed bye week. Though he was recently spotted bicycling — though unfortunately, he was sporting a walking boot while doing so.

Bye weeks

The Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Football Team are on a Week 9 bye. That means plenty of big-time names will be out of the mix this week for fantasy managers, including DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Terry McLaurin.

Streaming options

Brandin Cooks, Houston Texans vs. Miami Dolphins

Brandon Cooks started the 2021 season hot but got a bit colder with rookie QB Davis Mills under center. The Texans have indicated that Tyrod Taylor could be a go in Week 9, which should lay much of the concern surrounding Cooks’ upside to rest. Cooks has finished five of his eight games this season scoring 18 or more points in PPR scoring formats, including three top-12 WR performances for fantasy. The Dolphins have allowed four 100-receiving yard performances and nine touchdowns to opposing wideouts since Week 5 alone — a perfect opportunity for a big day.

Van Jefferson, Los Angeles Rams vs. Tennessee Titans

This is a pure desperation play, but as far as desperation plays go, you could do worse. This second-year wideout has shown some promise, averaging 10.2 PPR points per game and clocking one top-12 performance in Week 4. The Rams just released Desean Jackson at his request, and their Week 9 opponent, the Titans, are allowing a league-high 39 fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts. The opportunity is there for Jefferson to have a big day, even as the third receiving option, on the third-highest scoring offense in an ideal matchup.

Wide receiver PPR rankings for Week 12

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Cooper Kupp LAR @ GB
2 Davante Adams GB vs LAR
3 Stefon Diggs BUF @ NO
4 Deebo Samuel SF vs MIN
5 Justin Jefferson MIN @ SF
6 Ja'Marr Chase CIN vs PIT
7 Chris Godwin TB @ IND
8 Keenan Allen LAC @ DEN
9 Mike Evans TB @ IND
10 Diontae Johnson PIT @ CIN
11 D.K. Metcalf SEA @ WAS
12 Terry McLaurin WAS vs SEA
13 Tyler Lockett SEA @ WAS
14 Michael Pittman Jr. IND vs TB
15 D.J. Moore CAR @ MIA
16 A.J. Brown TEN @ NE
17 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL @ JAC
18 Adam Thielen MIN @ SF
19 DeVonta Smith PHI @ NYG
20 Michael Gallup DAL vs LV
21 Brandin Cooks HOU vs NYJ
22 Elijah Moore NYJ @ HOU
23 Mike Williams LAC @ DEN
24 Tee Higgins CIN vs PIT
25 Brandon Aiyuk SF vs MIN
26 Jaylen Waddle MIA vs CAR
27 Chase Claypool PIT @ CIN
28 Hunter Renfrow LV @ DAL
29 Darnell Mooney CHI @ DET
30 Jerry Jeudy DEN vs LAC
31 Rashod Bateman BAL vs CLE
33 Emmanuel Sanders BUF @ NO
34 Corey Davis NYJ @ HOU
35 Odell Beckham Jr. LAR @ GB
36 Courtland Sutton DEN vs LAC
37 Jakobi Meyers NE vs TEN
38 Van Jefferson LAR @ GB
39 Kadarius Toney NYG vs PHI
40 Tyler Boyd CIN vs PIT
41 Jarvis Landry CLE @ BAL
42 Marvin Jones Jr. JAC vs ATL
43 Kendrick Bourne NE vs TEN
44 Cole Beasley BUF @ NO
45 Tim Patrick DEN vs LAC
46 Jamison Crowder NYJ @ HOU
47 Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC vs ATL
48 Cedrick Wilson Jr. DAL vs LV
49 Kenny Golladay NYG vs PHI
50 Tre'Quan Smith NO vs BUF
51 T.Y. Hilton IND vs TB
52 Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB vs LAR
53 Nelson Agholor NE vs TEN
54 Marquez Callaway NO vs BUF
55 Russell Gage ATL @ JAC
56 Sterling Shepard NYG vs PHI
57 Deonte Harris NO vs BUF
58 Robby Anderson CAR @ MIA
59 DeAndre Carter WAS vs SEA
60 Nick Westbrook-Ikhine TEN @ NE
61 Bryan Edwards LV @ DAL
62 Gabriel Davis BUF @ NO
63 Amon-Ra St. Brown DET vs CHI
64 Marquise Goodwin CHI @ DET
65 Randall Cobb GB vs LAR
66 James Washington PIT @ CIN
67 Sammy Watkins BAL vs CLE
68 K.J. Osborn MIN @ SF
69 Olamide Zaccheaus ATL @ JAC
70 Albert Wilson MIA vs CAR
71 Zach Pascal IND vs TB
72 Quez Watkins PHI @ NYG
73 Rashard Higgins CLE @ BAL
74 Allen Lazard GB vs LAR
75 Darius Slayton NYG vs PHI
76 Kalif Raymond DET vs CHI
77 Nico Collins HOU vs NYJ
78 Devin Duvernay BAL vs CLE
79 Ray-Ray McCloud PIT @ CIN
80 Tyler Johnson TB @ IND
81 Keelan Cole Sr. NYJ @ HOU
82 Tajae Sharpe ATL @ JAC
83 Jalen Reagor PHI @ NYG
84 Mack Hollins MIA vs CAR
85 Marquise Brown BAL vs CLE
86 Zay Jones LV @ DAL
87 Chris Conley HOU vs NYJ
88 Chester Rogers TEN @ NE
89 Freddie Swain SEA @ WAS
90 DeSean Jackson LV @ DAL
91 Joshua Palmer LAC @ DEN
92 Dez Fitzpatrick TEN @ NE
93 Danny Amendola HOU vs NYJ
94 Josh Reynolds DET vs CHI
95 Marcus Johnson TEN @ NE
96 Malik Turner DAL vs LV
97 CeeDee Lamb DAL vs LV
98 Jalen Guyton LAC @ DEN
99 Terrace Marshall Jr. CAR @ MIA
100 Noah Brown DAL vs LV
101 Isaiah Ford MIA vs CAR
102 Adam Humphries WAS vs SEA
103 Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE @ BAL
104 Damiere Byrd CHI @ DET
105 Breshad Perriman TB @ IND
106 Braxton Berrios NYJ @ HOU
107 Jaelon Darden TB @ IND
108 Preston Williams MIA vs CAR
109 N'Keal Harry NE vs TEN
110 Collin Johnson NYG vs PHI
111 Ben Skowronek LAR @ GB
112 Frank Darby ATL @ JAC
113 Cam Sims WAS vs SEA
114 Kenny Stills NO vs BUF
115 D'Wayne Eskridge SEA @ WAS
116 Jauan Jennings SF vs MIN
117 Chris Moore HOU vs NYJ
118 Isaiah McKenzie BUF @ NO
119 Jakeem Grant Sr. CHI @ DET
120 Equanimeous St. Brown GB vs LAR
121 Anthony Schwartz CLE @ BAL
122 Laquon Treadwell JAC vs ATL
123 Brandon Zylstra CAR @ MIA
124 Dede Westbrook MIN @ SF
125 Ashton Dulin IND vs TB
126 Dezmon Patmon IND vs TB
127 Mike Thomas CIN vs PIT
128 Lil'Jordan Humphrey NO vs BUF
129 Kendall Hinton DEN vs LAC
130 Penny Hart SEA @ WAS
131 Dax Milne WAS vs SEA
132 Greg Ward PHI @ NYG
133 KhaDarel Hodge DET vs CHI
134 J.J. Arcega-Whiteside PHI @ NYG
135 Trent Sherfield SF vs MIN